"Will inspire, inform, and delight those of any age who are engaged in - or by - the arts." - The Horn Book
Renowned children s literature authority Leonard S. Marcus speaks with twenty-one of the world's most celebrated authors and illustrators of picture books, asking about their childhood, their inspiration, their creative choices, and more. Amplifying these richly entertaining and thought-provoking conversations are eighty-eight full-color plates revealing each illustrator's artistic process in fascinating, behind-the-scenes detail. This inspiring collection confirms that picture books matter because they make a difference in our children's lives.
About the Author
Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world s leading writers about children's books and their illustrations. His many books include The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy; Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy; Dear Genius; and others. His essays, interviews, and reviews appear in the New York Times Book Review, among other publications.
These discussions of the relationship between artists' lives and the stories they produce, preferences regarding medium or style, and the unique confluences of circumstance, market and passion are indubitably worthwhile.--Kirkus Reviews
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Number Of Pages: 309
Published: 2nd February 2014
Publisher: CANDLEWICK BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 16.6 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.7